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Re: first time tuning
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2017, 07:00:54 PM »

That is immensely helpful - thank you.
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Re: first time tuning
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2017, 07:37:51 PM »

Just as an aside while discussing files, the diamond file which Charlie Marshall sells as part of a tuning kit is too coarse for general reed tuning, except for working on the very largest bass reeds.

As an alternative, I use the 'Fine' 400 grit version of these. The diamond dust coating is fine enough to remove the steel very gently without creating grooves in the reed tip.
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Re: first time tuning
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2017, 09:35:04 PM »

Just to report back that I was successful in my undertaking.  My tools were fairly rudimentary and, aside from the needle-files, home-made, but they did the trick.  Thanks for all the info!
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